As part of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Slovenian Digital Center, located in BTC City Ljubljana, hosted a part of the informal meeting of ministers responsible for competitiveness. On Wednesday, 21 July 2021, the ministers responsible for competitiveness acquainted themselves with companies’ cases of good business practices that follow the principles of sustainable production in the textile industry and in the energy-intensive industries.

The European representatives, who were greeted at the Slovenian Digital Center by Zdravko Počivalšek, Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology, attended the presentation of 11 companies which through their business operations follow the main theme of the informal meeting – “Let’s build a green, creative and smart future”. Companies Lotrič Meroslovje, Beti, Tekstina, AqufilSLO, Steklarna Hrastnik, EQUA, Donar, Iskraemeco, Elan and Magnet Design presented themselves with products, services and solutions which create added value by implementing elements of the circular economy model and elements of sustainable models. At the informal meeting of the ministers responsible for competitiveness, the mentioned fact was put to the forefront as the motor of creating added value in economy. The debate of the entire summit, taking place at several locations, focuses on the textile industry and the energy-intensive industries.

The Slovenian Digital Center, set up by project partners (Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, SPIRIT Slovenija, DIH Slovenija and the BTC Company) during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, represents a crossroads of the Slovenian development and economic advancement. Its role of connecting companies and international economic delegations was in the scope of an informal meeting presented also to the European guests. This is only a beginning of the activities of connecting the Slovenian economy with foreign economic delegations. In the coming months, the Slovenian Digital Center will be visited by numerous foreign delegations, while a great number of events, workshops and Slovenian innovative companies are there to attract also the local public.

A two-day event, including a visit to the Slovenian Digital Center, is taking place at several locations. More information on the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU can be found HERE.


Visit by the European Ministers Responsible for Competitiveness

PHOTO: Primož Predalič, Government Communication Office